The UK’s commitment to Afghanistan could last for up to 40 years, the incoming head of the Army has said. Gen Sir David Richards, who takes over on 28 August, told the Times the Army’s role would evolve, but the process of “nation-building” would last decades.
The BBC story represents a broad range of opinion from pro- war to the rest of NATO aren’t pro war enough (a poodle saying to the rest of the pack- Hey you aren’t subservient enough to the master!), why do I get the feeling the BBC management some time this spring met with the govt and an editorial line has been agreed. Some time before the summer of Afghanistan war stories began a few weeks back, co-ordinating with a major offensive and New Labour’s Yay The Military day (and indeed Andy McNabb’s radio play, jeebus). No Afghan comment was sought, no domestic anti war comment is reported. Journalism again part of the war effort.